Some media files may have sounds recorded at a low volume level while other media files have very loud sounds recorded in them. When you play the former type of media files (low volume sounds), you have to struggle to understand what is being played. Similarly, the media files with very loud volume recording can blow your ears out. To circumvent this problem, you can enable the sound loudness equalization so that Windows can bring all typed of media at the same loudness level.
You can enable sound loudness equalization in Windows 8.1 in the following manner:
- Right-click on the speaker icon in the Windows system tray and select Playback devices from the right-click menu.
- In the window that opens, right-click on Speakers and then choose Properties from the menu.
- In the properties window, switch to the Enhancements tab, place a checkmark in the Loudness equalization checkbox and then click OK to save the settings.
By enabling the loudness equalization, you make Windows force bring the amplitude of the all the sound being played to the same average level. This way a very feeble sound also becomes easily audible and a very loud sound is made comfortably tolerable.